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Acoustic Imaging Pty Ltd

Project Title:

Navigation and pilotage in Sydney Harbour

Organisations Involved:

  • Acoustic Imaging Pty Ltd
  • The Port Authority New South Wales

Project Summary:

This project aims to equip pilots within Sydney Harbour with the means to safely berth ships of increasing size and navigational complexity. The addition of higher accuracy speed and location data from SBAS extends the operational range of shipping while reducing risk.


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Maritime Industry Australia Limited

Project Title:

A comprehensive maritime assessment on the impact of an operational SBAS and the potential business critical applications

Organisations Involved:

  • Maritime Industry Australia Ltd (MIAL)
  • Various MIAL members and connections for testing

Project Summary:

As Australia's largest representative of maritime interests, Maritime Industry Australia Ltd (MIAL) is well positioned to deliver the broadest possible industry specific scenarios across both Australia and New Zealand.

MIAL's extensive membership base of maritime owners, operators and other stakeholders, provides the necessary maritime platforms to test the capabilities of the new Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) from scientific and commercial perspectives.  This is a flagship project for maritime.

The areas of marine application being tested are: commercial, cruise, Antarctic, offshore and construction.
A key aspect of the Maritime Australia and New Zealand (MANZ) SBAS Project is to determine if the new system is more accurate than the existing signals.

There are significant potential benefits to having the most accurate precise positioning system for the maritime industry, including: increased efficiency of vessel and port operations, reducing operating costs and enhanced safety of navigation to protect the environment and infrastructure.

However, the SBAS capability must be proven prior to the deployment of the new technology.
The project results will be available to assist the Australian and New Zealand Governments in their decision-making processes around whether to adopt the SBAS technology.


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VicRoads

Project Title:

Highly Automated Driving with SBAS Trial - Victoria's Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020

Organisations Involved:

  • VicRoads
  • Robert Bosch(Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Transport Accident Commission(TAC)
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University(RMIT)

Project Summary:

The Highly Automated Driving with SBAS trial will consider the ability of an Australian SBAS service to support future automated vehicle positioning requirements. The trial will employ the Victorian Government supported Bosch Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Highly Automated Driving (HAD) Vehicle with an SBAS receiver to compare the accuracy of the SBAS with existing commercial positioning services used to facilitate automated driving.

The Bosch TAC HAD vehicle will be driven in a variety of environments while collecting position information from an existing commercial RTK service, standalone GNSS, Legacy SBAS, DFMC and PPP services. The trial will then provide an understanding of how each service performs in an automated driving environment.


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Airways New Zealand

Project Title:

SBAS navigation benefits for New Zealand aviation system

Organisations Involved:

  • Airways New Zealand
  • Aeropath New Zealand
  • Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
  • IQ Aviation
  • Helicopters Otago Ltd (Trading name Heliotago)

Project Summary:

Test the SBAS coverage for New Zealand aerodromes and emergency helicopter routes to enable assessment of new instrument approach procedures with lower weather minima. This could enable aircraft to operate into aerodromes where the current instrument approach procedure has a high minima and precludes operations in some weather condition; the result will have safety and economic benefits.


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Airservices Australia

Project Title:

SBAS Benefits for Australian Aviation

Organisations Involved:

  • Airservices Australia

Project Summary:

Airservices Australia is leading a project on behalf of the Australian aviation industry to illustrate the safety and efficiency benefits of SBAS to airlines, regional/general aviation, and medivac operations. The project will make use of the SBAS testbed signal to demonstrate the performance of the technology in an aviation context.


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HERE Technologies

Project Title:

Technology Demonstrator of Augmented Differential Positioning using SBAS Technology integrated with HERE True SLI & LiDAR Road Data Reality Capture Platform for Highly Automated Driving.

Organisations Involved:

  • HERE Technologies

Project Summary:

HERE Technologies is a global mapping company currently building a navigation map for autonomous vehicles. The Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) trial will enable HERE to challenge its conventional processes and ensure the delivery of a High Definition Map (HD Map) to support Highly Automated Driving (HAD) in Australia and New Zealand.


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Position Partners

Project Title:

SMART Rail (Satellite Management Assisting Rail Transport) Potential improvements for rail transport and train systems using SBAS

Organisations Involved:

  • Position Partners
  • Institute of Rail Technology, Monash University
  • Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd (TasRail)
  • CRCSI

Project Summary:

TasRail is excited to participate in the world-first trial of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) to test the accuracy, reliability and availability of global navigation satellite systems. Improved positioning accuracy to pinpoint rollingstock and maintenance vehicles across the Tasmanian freight rail network will further underpin TasRail¿s commitment to safety and operational excellence.

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Ministry of Transport, New Zealand

Project Title:

National Heavy Vehicle SBAS Trials Project

Organisations Involved:

  • New Zealand eRUC providers
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Beca

Project Summary:

The project will test new SBAS technology across various parts of New Zealand’s road transport network, including locations that are problematic for current GPS technology such as urban canyons and remote parts of the South Island. The aim of the project is to assess the accuracy of new SBAS technology alongside current positioning technology to help inform options for real time, location-based charging.

Contact

For further information on these projects:

Julia Mitchell
SBAS Testbed Program Manager
Australia and New Zealand CRC for Spatial Information
Level 5, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9035 3218
Email: jmitchell@crcsi.com.au
www.crcsi.com.au

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